The Old Cinema
This was once a cinema.
Back when we still lived in packs
people would gather here
just to watch a movie in the dark.
That thing over there was the projector.
See how comfortable these seats were.
Can you believe that you could eat popcorn while you watched?
This café was where we would go afterwards.
I don’t know why, but watching movies always made me hungry
and popcorn was never quite enough.
I can’t believe that we used to travel for an hour sometimes,
that we would cross that bridge over there
just to watch a movie
with a bunch of strangers.
Children went to school in that building across the street.
See, this is where they played.
We have come a long way since then.
You can have all of these things at home.
You don’t need to travel or cross bridges any more.
And, of course, we all know
how dangerous it is to go out.
So, no, I don’t miss the old days.
I don’t feel safe among strangers any more.